Maximizing Your Mini-Farm: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Maximizing Your Mini-Farm: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre


By (author) Brett L. Markham

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  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 18mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1616086106
  • ISBN 13: 9781616086107
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 179,983

Product description

"Mini Farming" describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre - and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling "Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre", Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: Soil and Fertility Tips for maximizing the growth of over twenty varieties of vegetables; Tools and Techniques; Planting Guides and Seeders; Easy Trellising; Weed Control Techniques; Greater Food Self-Sufficiency; Making your Own Country Wines; Making your Own Vinegars; Making Cheese at Home; and, Cooking for Self-Sufficiency. Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm-whether it's a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with author photographs, tables, diagrams, and original illustrations. It features 200 color illustrations and photographs.

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Author information

Brett Markham is an engineer, third generation farmer and polymath.Using the methods explained in his book, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini-farm on less that an acre.Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time.The author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1 / 4 Acre he lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.